After a walk down the red carpet it was on to honors inside for Phoenixville Area High School Students Sunday at the 2013 Cappies Awards.
The annual awards honor student actors, technicians, musicians, designed and theater critics in the greater Philadelphia region.
37 public and private schools in the city and surrounding counties are nominated and awarded by student theater critics. The critics themselves are also among the award nominees and winners presented with trophies. Before the show at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School, nominees walked the red carpet in formal wear and in some cases in costume from shows and musicals presented during the current school year.
- The second Cappie of the night went to Amber Mangabat of Phoenixville Area High School for underclass female critic.
- Phoenixville's Ashley Spina won Best Comic Actress in a play for her role in Romeo and Juliet. (Abby Gould who played Juliet accepted the award for Spina because Ashley was at a color guard competition and unable to attend)
- Mercedes Behrman won the Cappies Spirit Award for Phoenixville.
Phoenixville Area High School Principal Dr. Craig Parkinson was also part of the show, presenting the Cappies for Stage Crew (Eastern Regional High School) and Orchestra (Central Bucks High School West).
This was the eighth annual Philadelphia Cappies. The Critics Awards Program started 14 years ago in the Washington, DC National Capital area.